Millimeter-wave Networking Workshop (mmNet2016)


The ubiquity and flexibility of wireless access to the Internet played a very significant role in the tremendous growth in mobile devices such as smartphones, tablet PCs, and laptops over the past years. As a consequence, a progressively larger fraction of Internet traffic is delivered wirelessly. How to deal with this growth is one of the most important challenges for future wireless networks. State-of-the-art wireless communication already operates close to Shannon capacity and one of the most promising options to further increase data rates is to increase the communication bandwidth. Very high bandwidth channels are only available in the extremely high frequency part of the radio spectrum, the millimeter wave band (mm-wave). However, this part of the spectrum suffers from high attenuation and signal absorption and usually involves the use of highly directional links. This brings about unique challenges for the design of millimeter-wave network architectures. Past work has focused to a large degree on the radio communication aspects, but efficient millimeter-wave networking also requires changes to higher layer protocols and mechanisms such as medium access and transport protocols as well as mobility support in mobile networks.

The purpose of this workshop is bring together researchers from academia and industry in the field of millimeter-wave networking and communications to present and discuss their latest research efforts and new findings, exchange ideas, and discuss research challenges.


The Millimeter-wave Networking Workshop solicits original contributions targeting millimeter-wave networking and communications, particularly those focused on higher layer aspects. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Millimeter-wave medium access control
  • Transport protocols for millimeter-wave networks
  • Mechanisms for mobility support
  • Multiple access and duplexing
  • Very low latency networking
  • Mechanism and protocols for spectrum sharing
  • Novel multi-RAT architectures supporting millimeter-wave systems
  • Architectures for joint use of millimeter-wave and lower frequency networks
  • Wireless access and backhaul for mobile networks
  • Performance evaluation of millimeter-wave networking protocols
  • Channel measurements and modeling suitable for system level design and modeling
  • Millimeter-wave beamforming and MIMO techniques
  • Relaying and cooperation schemes
  • Beam adaptation, tracking, and initial access mechanisms
  • Control plane innovations needed to support millimeter-wave
  • Role of SDN and NFV in millimeter-wave networks
  • New mobile network architectures to support millimeter-wave access

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: January 8th, 2016 (Anywhere on Earth)
  • Notification of acceptance: February 2nd, 2016
  • Camera ready deadline: February 25th, 2016 (Anywhere on Earth)
  • Conference date & location: San Francisco, CA, USA, April 11th, 2016

Registration Information

Workshop registrations will be handled by the IEEE INFOCOM main website